Expanded Function Dental Assistant – Chadds Ford PA
Our client in Chadds Ford PA is seeking an expanded function dental assistant for their new office. The qualified candidate will be able to join the team and contribute right away.
Essential Functions for this position are:
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Assists dentist and/or dental hygienist during chair-side procedures such as operative, preventive, periodontal, endodontic, prosthetic, limited orthodontics, and oral surgery.
Keeps oral areas clean during dental procedures by using retraction, suction, and irrigation.
Prepares and assists with placement of dental materials.
Takes and develops radiographs.
Disinfects environmental surfaces of the operatory which includes sterilization of instruments and equipment in accordance with federal, state, and institutional standards for infection control and safety.
Organizes, maintains and sets-up dental instruments and equipment.
Provides patient or parent education and oral hygiene instructions such as tooth brushing and flossing under direction of dentist and/or dental hygienist.
Greets patients and answers telephones. Coordinates scheduling for patient's appointments, ensuring a full schedule of patients and reducing missed appointments.
Maintains patient records by entering, updating, modifying and retrieving client information into an established information system. Confirms Medicaid eligibility.
Maintains inventory and orders supplies for the clinic's operation.
May assist in training dental assistant trainees and volunteers.
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Delaware Dental Radiation Technician Certification or a Dental Radiation Technologist Certification from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).